Studies show that although the material success of US workers has grown significantly, over the last 50 years, the level of personal satisfaction with work has slowly declined.
The modern employee is searching for work that will help him or her narrow the satisfaction gap. Dr. Hudson of the Hudson Institute writes in his book “The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal” that the secret to mastering the art of life (career) is “to look ahead and be visionary with the time in front of you as you pursue future paths and gain more experience at life. Measure your life deliberately and learn from it constantly.” This is good advice for our careers. We should put our energy into anticipating life rather than fixating or being limited by one’s past– the past is a launching pad, not a fence or prison. One’s future, and one’s career growth, begins with what is done today to make tomorrow happen. We should dream, be courageous with our lives, and evolve consciously through refining our potential.